A Five Day Dubai Itinerary For First-Timers, Shopaholics, Nature-lovers And Everyone In Between
Dubai is pretty much nonpareil; the city is a microcosm of a megapolis: tall structures, blinding lights, glittering beaches, beautiful faces, style, luxury, elegance and wonder....
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Top Places To Visit 2 Spots
Dubai-Al Ain Road - Al Masoudi - Al Ain - United Arab Emirates
• Al Ain OasisIs UAE’s first presented UNESCO world heritage site visitor experience. This 3000 acres place’s walkways shaded by palm plantations and cooled by the water in the oasis will transport you to an entirely different world from the noise and heat of the city. All of this in the middle of a dessert.
Al Ain Zoo & Aquarium - Al Ain - United Arab Emirates
Al Ain is quaint, quirky and sublime with lots to offer, especially the panoramic flower garden with colorful blossoms, Wadi Adventure Water Park, the Jahili Fort and the impressive oasis filled with palm plantations. As we passed the date groves in the dappled light fortified by a dense cluster of trees we kept wondering how the desert can highlight such inordinate green setting. Not to forget the natural zoo in Al Ain which boasts of a variety of avian and animal life. It was with a pang of regret I went inside the car as it was time to leave.
About Al Ayn
Al Ain has always been an upmarket tourist resort in UAE and is a gifted land of abundance. On both sides I could see the desert vastness spread all around creating variegated geometrical patterns on the sands. The breathtaking beauty of almost nothingness is unique, ethereal and tranquil. As we entered the so called 'Garden City', part of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE's most fertile areas, a literal oasis. I could feel a rush of adrenaline as we ascended Jebel Hafeet mountain from where we could see the verdant landscape as the driver took the steep turns.